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noun, plural: classifications
(1) (biology) The systematic grouping of living things based on characteristics, hierarchical, or phylogenetic relationships
(2) (general) The systematic arrangement of entities into categories according to differing characteristics
Word origin: Latin classis (collection) + facere (to make)
Related term(s):

  • Classification system
  • Natural classification
  • Baltimore classification
  • Vertical classification
  • Horizontal classification
  • International classification of disease
  • Organization classification
  • Natural classification
  • E classification

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